Wilmer Font Gomez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 210 lb.
- Debut September 18, 2012
- Born May 24, 1990 in La Guaira, Vargas Venezuela
Wilmer Font is a right-handed pitcher who made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers in 2012.
Signed by scouts Manny Batista and Andres Espinoza in 2006, Font began his professional career in 2007, playing for the AZL Rangers. That year, he went 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA in 14 games (10 starts), striking out 61 batters in 45 2/3 innings. In 2008, he again pitched for the AZL Rangers, going 1-0 with a 10.38 ERA in three starts, striking out six batters in 4 1/3 innings (that year he allowed only one hit and one walk, but he hit three batters).
In 2009, Font went 8-3 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 games (24 starts), striking out 105 batters in 108 1/3 innings for the Hickory Crawdads. He split 2010 between the Crawdads and Bakersfield Blaze, going 5-3 with a 4.35 ERA in 16 starts, striking out 85 batters in 78 2/3 innings. In October, Font had Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2011 season.
After pitching briefly in the major leagues with the Rangers in 2012 and 2013, he was back in the minors in 2014, then spent the 2015 season in independent baseball with the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am Association, where he went 10-4, 4.09. After starting off 2016 by going 2-2, 3.13 for Ottawa, he got another shot in organized baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He was a combined 4-4, 3.68 in 12 games between the AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats and AAA Buffalo Bisons. He went 10-8, 3.42 for the Oklahoma City Dodgers in 2017, which earned him another shot at the major leagues. With the Los Angeles Dodgers that season, he put up an ERA of 17.18 in 3 games.
- 2017 Pitcher of the Year Pacific Coast League Oklahoma City Dodgers
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